Poppin’ Bottles


H&M top, blazer (similar), jeans, J.Crew necklace, Michael Kors watch, Alice & Olivia shoes (on super sale!), Fernanda Niven clutch, Stella and Dot rings, Tarte Lip Tint in Joy Peach

This weekend my amazing photographer Rebecca came the the Upper East side to take some photos with me. It was so cold out (15 degrees at the time) that we were forced to take these shots inside. The lighting in my apartment is perfect mid-day so they ended up coming out amazingly well.

We popped a bottle of champagne that afternoon because I have a lot to celebrate. A few weeks ago I mentioned that I have some big news (If one more person asks me if I’m pregnant, I might go crazy. And no, I’m not). The news is that I decided to quit my full time job as the Sales Director at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and move to blogging and running my own business full time. This is a really scary transition for me but I am beyond excited for the adventures ahead. You are about to see a lot of greatness come out of this girl!

I don’t know exactly what the future looks like but I’m ready to be my own boss, create my own rules, and follow my very own passions.

That being said, I know it might be a little different for us financially at first so you’re going to probably see a lot more H&M (like today), Zara, and Forever 21 on this blog. I’m understanding more and more how to pinch my pennies when it comes to shopping. In fact my entire look in this post (minus the accessories and shoes) was under $100. Not bad, right?






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  1. Charlotte said:

    Congratulations are in order! That is a big step but I can’t wait to see what you do, Julia!!!

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  2. Charlotte said:

    Congratulations, Julia!

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  3. oohlalagwen said:

    Bumped into your blog and love your style!


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  4. Congratulations Julia!! Best of luck and I look forward to following your adventures! xoxo

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  5. Congratulations! I wish you much luck and success!

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  6. Congrats! So exciting! Best of luck on this new adventure 🙂

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  7. Erin Paup said:

    How Exciting! Good Luck! Looking forward to more pics and posts!

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  8. Julie said:

    Yay!!! Congratulations, lady!! xoxo

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  9. Amy L said:

    Congrats Julia! So excited for all the great things ahead for you 🙂

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  10. Taylor said:

    Congrats! What’s the business your launching?

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  11. Marissa said:

    Congrats, Julia! I’ll miss you being a part of IIN but understand what a huge step this is for you. I did the same thing last July and know what it’s like to pinch pennies. In fact, I’m so much happier with less now. xo

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  12. Elaina said:

    Amazing!! Congratulations. I know it can be scary. There’s so much inside you just waiting to let loose! Can’t wait to experience your expansion and enormous success. 🙂 xoxo

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  13. Susan said:

    Congrats Julia! You will always be a success in anything you do! I love following your posts. They are always inspiring :).

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  14. Jenny Sansouci said:

    Julia….you are so awesome!!!! Congrats!!! You’ve been a professional blogger in my eyes for years already. Keep rocking! xoox

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  15. Vanessa Roth said:

    Wow! Congratulations!! That’s such exciting news. Can’t wait to see what
    adventures this new chapter in life takes you on.

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  16. Amanda @Plaidify said:

    Wait to make the transition! Good luck I look forward to seeing the next stage of Lemon Stripes!

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  17. Rachel Chemerynski said:

    Exciting, congrats girl! You’ll do amazing!!

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  19. C. said:

    Congratulations! We’re all pinching our pennies these days so the budget outfit ideas will be appreciated!

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